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Sep 3, 2010 8:30pm PDT
, as well as the fine the leadership of speaker pelosi, senator feinstein and boxer, and partners at the u. s. department of transportation and federal railroad administration. we will be looking to do to make high-speed rail a reality for the nation, and particularly here in california. i look forward to the day when i can board a train downtown in my city and arrive less than three hours in your downtown. on behalf of the california high speed rail authority, board members who are here today, our new ceo, we join in celebrating this great day and accomplishment. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, mayor. now, representing the state of california on behalf of governor schwarzenegger is david crane. he is the governor's economic adviser. i want to give a special thank- you to the state of california for transferring the land that made all of this possible. [applause] >> thank you, maria. as a supporter of high-speed rail, i can guarantee you governor schwarzenegger would love to be here today, but he is in sacramento focused on the budget reforms that are needed to protect the funding for
Sep 28, 2010 12:00pm PDT
. we are expecting to hear from senators boxer and feinstein. the president of pg&e christopher johns, as well as the mayor of san bruno, the california public utilities commission and the ntsb, which is in charge of the investigation into what happened in san bruno. last week, feinstein and boxer introduced a bill to double the number of term pipeline inspectors, increase the penalties for pipeline safety violations and require automatic electronic shutoff valves wherever possible. it would also require pipeline operators to contact all property owners within 2,000 feet of a natural gas transmission line informing them of the line. another factor, now under investigation an equipment failure the day of the blast at pg&e's terminal in milpitas, which is at the end of the line that blew. a piece of equipment called an uninterruptible power supply system, or u.p.s., reportedly failed that day. it's designed to make sure electricity is constant during blackouts and now the feds are looking into whether that failure affect pg&e's ability to regulate the pipeline's pressure. this is the pi
Sep 3, 2010 1:00pm PDT
representing the speaker's office. i would also like to have very much thank christine from senator feinstein's office, as well as mega miller, a field representative team for senator boxer. in that knowledge and then come i want to the knowledge and leadership of both senators and their vision for how important this project is from the first moment, they have been a steadfast force in washington, d.c. for us. together with the speaker, they have been a formidable set of champions for this were the project. i also want to it knowledge the chief operating officer of the presidio trust. a major comeback indispensable partner in the product -- execution of this project. we have had the pleasure of working with him for several years and look forward to working with them and the future until the project is completed. i also want to acknowledge the first vice-president of the golden gate bridge district team. i also want to thank the chief engineer. of course, the study on doyle drive. mary curry, the leader of public affairs. let me take a moment to introduce the administrator of the federal highw
Sep 5, 2010 5:00pm PDT
, speaker pelosi, senator feinstein, senator boxer, congressman miller. [applause] is through their hard work and their contribution that we have been able to get to this day and have a successful transbay project. thank you very much. >> thank you, mr. chairman. now, it gives me great pleasure to welcome the mayor of san francisco. mayor newsom has led the way in creating jobs and stimulating the city put the economic growth. under his leadership, san francisco has become a hub for clean technology, renewable energy, and green development. during his tenure, development progressed through the planning stages to the start of construction. we thank our mayor for his strong support of the project and for all his guidance. >> thank you all. welcome. a small crowd for san francisco. this is rather extraordinary. that did all the thank you's. god forbid that i repeat every single name he mentioned. we have another six or seven speakers coming up. but i do want to get to the banks after it was not long ago, and it is in distant memory, in the 1990's, we saw a huge economic growth in the bay ar
Sep 12, 2010 5:30pm PDT
pelosi, senator boxer, senator feinstein on these huge projects. we have always believed california is on the cutting edge. being here in this great city with this great leadership is once again the proof that we are on the cutting edge. thank you for the vision of the transportation secretary as well for recognizing that. [applause] >> thank you. now it is with great pleasure that i introduce senator barbara boxer, who from the beginning, has worked on the transbay project. a forceful advocate for families, children, consumers, the environment, and state of california, barbara boxer became a u.s. senator in 1993 after 10 years of service in the house of representatives. elected to a third term in 2004, she received more than 6.9 million votes, the highest total for any senate candidate in history. a liter on environmental protection, she is the first woman to chair the u.s. senate's environmental and public works committee. she advocates forcefully for clean air and water and the fight against global warming. in addition, senator boxer also serves on the senate foreign relations co
Sep 20, 2010 7:00pm PDT
-kembinged former arts president, rosslyn swigg, who is not with us. she wrote and e-mail to senator diane feinstein, and before i knew it, the offices of senator feinstein were working on this. i know we have a representative from diane feinstein's office. could you raise your hand? where are you? [applause] thank you so much. within two days we had a letter from senator feinstein that was sent to the shanghai office of foreign owe fares urging their support and expediting the paperwork. now with this very official letter, we worked with the vice counsel of the chinese consulate and of the shrank high -- shanghai office of foreign affairs, and the director of the asian arts music and his director. we refer to mrs. yang of the shanghai cultural association. i want to say that the shanghai team and others finalized the paperwork, obtained the customs cleernls, not with a moment to spare. we had already missed two boats. this was the last boat in order for us to make this dedication. with that, with the mayor's future and schedule, who knew if we would ever get this gathering together. we are really p
Sep 26, 2010 12:30pm PDT
-- senator feinstein, my partner in all of these great things, congressman miller, my buddy, a friend -- i do not know how many times john burton wrote us about this, but we thank you for your persistence on this. let me just take a moment to thank the person that i have called one of the greatest secretaries of transportation, is not the greatest -- ray lahood. you need to know about this man. he knows i feel this way about him. when you called ray, you cannot make small talk, you just get to the point. he knew about this because i remember i was with him when we were announcing another grant. he said, don't worry, i know about the transbay terminal. in other words, you do not need to talk to me about it again. he is a hero to me because he showed that we can work across party lines. lord knows that we need to come up particularly in times like these. i want to thank one more group of people and then i will sit down. i want to thank the people in the state of california who voted for nearly $10 billion in state funds to support high speed rail. that is why our state is so great, because the
Sep 29, 2010 4:30pm PDT
chairman senator boxer. as well, senator feinstein has been very supportive of our transportation initiatives. we are here today to celebrate the continuation of doyle drive. it is important for me to recognize the importance of the recovery act. what we are doing today is try to maintain this by the land so that we can stand up to a potential earthquake in the future. but that is just part of the story, if you think beyond that parameter. across the nation, from the recovery act perspective, many similar products are occurring. we are rebuilding the economy as we rebuild the infrastructure. to run the nation, there are a lot of contacts on the shelf that would not become reality now if it was not for the recovery act. that was a major infusion to pay with to move transportation colon and has been very helpful. of course, lots of men and women like the ones here today that would have not had a job without the recovery act. if you think about where we were one year ago in the economy, the recovery act was the primary purpose to create jobs. so i and phase here to celebrate not just
Sep 29, 2010 2:30am PDT
septiembre.---los participantes (entre los cuales estaban las senadoras "barbara boxer" y "dianne feinstein", el alcalde de san bruno y el presidente de "pg&e"), discutieron las posibles causas de la explosion, la cantidad de tiempo que llevo cerrar el flujo de gas en el ducto, y la manera de prevenir una tragedia similar.---la semana pasada, "feinstein y boxer" presentaron una medida para mejorar la inspeccion de los gasoductos en todo el pais. ---la agencia federal para el manejo de emergencias, mejor conocida como "fema" por sus siglas en ingles, rechazo el pedido de ayuda para las victimas de la explosion en san bruno.---la agencia determino que los gobiernos locales y estatal, asi como el dueÑo del gasoducto (que viene siendo "pg&e") pueden cubrir los gastos del siniestro sin ayuda del gobierno federal. ---"fema" Ólo reembolsara 75% de los gastos relacionados con las labores de los bomberos para sofocar las llamas.---el alcalde de san bruno se reunira con funcionarios federales para pedir otro tipo de ayuda del gobierno estadounidense, y el gobernador de california tiene 30 dias para
Sep 26, 2010 10:00pm PDT
-- but money that has come from the federal government because of speaker nancy pelosi and dianne feinstein. [applause] i do not think people fully understand this. we have received more money than all of the other shipyards in america combined. combined. [applause] i will not get ahead of myself. we have good news coming up. i will just leave it at that. good enough never is. here are the numbers. $714 million. almost three-quarters of a billion dollars. $519 million since i have become mayor. i'm proud of this. i cannot impress more upon you. everyone says, what do you do when you go back to washington, d.c.? every year, our top priority is getting this money. speaker nancy pelosi and dianne feinstein have stepped up in ways that you cannot fully appreciate until you are really out there and you know the story. they have done everything to leverage this with their colleagues. they have done everything to make this happen. again, a big round of applause for those two for their work. [applause] now, it is my privilege to introduce a number of supervisors. supervisor maxwell first. no one ha
Sep 20, 2010 10:30pm PDT
. this is a 30 relationship that stretches back to win dianne feinstein was the mayor of san francisco. we premiered a new work of art here in san francisco called the three heads, six arms. welcome to san francisco. thank you for bringing your extraordinary sculpture. can you tell me about what inspired you to create this sculpture? >> this started with some trips that i took years ago. i went to to bed and i saw a lot of statues and i started to really feel the spiritual life of people in tibet. it really inspires me and i went back to shanghai and i started the creation of this. >> we see that one of the heads of the bullet it is your face. can you talk about the significance of that? -- we see that one of the heads of the buddha is your face. >> i started doing public art almost 10 years ago. what i want to express this as an extension of my our practice. this is an accumulation of my own experience as a performance artist. >> we see that the scale is very important. we have seen other works where a limb of this culture is on the floor but everything is very big and large scale. what a
Sep 23, 2010 12:00am PDT
feinstein. there is the largest city in the french speaking of west africa with a population of 4 million individuals, and we are honored to welcome today in the mayor of one area. [applause] welcome, mr. mayor. we hope you have a wonderful visit here in san francisco. with that, madam clerk, do we have any? clerk calvillo: no, we do not. president chiu: and we have something in case mayor newsom wants to appear before the board. thank you. if we can move to our consent agenda, -- clerk calvillo: these items of the consent calendar will be acted upon by a single roll call vote. president chiu: colleagues, would anyone like to sever any of these items? madam clerk, could you call the roll on these items? clerk calvillo: [reading roll] there are 10 ayes. president chiu: these items are passed and finally adopted. i ms 13. clerk calvillo: will property -- item 13. clerk calvillo: real property. supervisor daly: i appreciate the budget and finance effort to look at it closely, but i think i have had all of my questions answered, and i am planning to support it. president chiu: supervisor daly
Sep 26, 2010 9:30pm PDT
to have to finish up your comment. >> ok. senator feinstein -- when this was being argued -- people never give up. this is some of the best property in town. senator feinstein and the chief of redevelopment -- when we were arguing these points several years ago -- >> thank you. i'm going to have to ask you -- >> it cannot be built on. >> think you very much. -- thank you very much. any other public comment on this item? commissioners, questions? i wouldççç just like to clare commission'svç position. the commissionç acknowledges there will be changes to the project and revisions to a ççproject are typical inv:çe public review process. we reiterate this term sheet is intended onlyçç toç setççe projects in keeping with port commission standard practices çfj÷çççççç the developme. we will revisit when the port commission considers the approvalç of the project following completion of the seqa review. ççççççç>> item 11, new b. çççñrç>> any new business? çç>>çvççzçç public commew business? çççñrçç>>çç
Sep 30, 2010 9:30am PDT
of her delegation, senator boxer pushed it through with the help of her partners. senator feinstein, you have a great delegation. they know what it takes to put people to work. the economic recovery plan, which our department got $40 billion, now we are going around the country making these kinds of announcements. we would not be here today if it was not for their courageous votes. we are grateful to them. let's thank them for what they did, putting americans to work. we would not be talking about high speed rail -- people who have been to europe, asia have ridden high-speed rail, they come back to america and ask, how come we do not have that here? because we never made the investment. this year, we have a million times more money than we have ever had invested, thanks to president obama's vision to connect us with high-speed rail. that is his vision. and it is also vice-president biden's vision. that money had -- would not have been in there if the president, chief of staff, others, said that we need a high speed system in america. this year, we will have $2.5 billion additionally. i h
Sep 16, 2010 12:30pm PDT
of the system for a generation. i want everyone to recognize today as the former mayor and dianne feinstein's leadership. it was her leadership as mayor that preserved these cars. they were on the press at this of going away. -- press thprecipice of this gog away. cable cars connect us to our proud past. this is an expensive endeavor. i know that things come at a price. this investment into this cable car was roughly $800,000.
Sep 1, 2010 7:00pm PDT
that voters and analysts tend to look at senator feinstein tas a california senator who can work with the other side of the aisle, and you as the more partisan senator. can you think of a time when you disagreed strongly with president obama about something and you did something about it. >> well, yes, i actually can. first, let letme just say, i am a cosponsor on 500 republican bills. and i can give you a list on things i worked on with my colleagues. the after-school bill was done with a republican colleague. and many of the work -- a lot of the work i've done has been with republican colleagues w. president obama at this particular point, i do think we need an exit strategy from afghanistan. i do believe it's very important. so that's one clear example. i also, if i were him, i'd appoint elizabeth warren, right now, to head that new consumer agency that is going to be looking over credit cards. because as you said, people don't read all that was fine print. and we need to have somebody looking over the shoulder of the banks. my opponent opposed that wall street reform. it sets
Sep 26, 2010 9:30pm PDT
congresswoman feinstein. they have asked me to say that they are here in spirit, even though they have to stay in washington, poor things. [laughter] this is on behalf of speaker policy. thank you, louise. speaker policy was heartbroken when she learned she would not be able to be in town for the celebration, but she did ask me to bring a few words from her. she asked me to say we did it. congratulations. thank you, louise. louise had been talking to the speaker for how many years before she was speaker? it is an exciting day. she asked me to share a few words with you. dear friends, this is indeed a historic day. the commemorate the opening of the new laguna honda hospital and rehabilitation center, which is the most modern, green, and technologically sophisticated hospital of its kind in the united states. thank you to dianne feinstein, who made it a priority, and to the city attorney who championed and continues to champion this project. many thanks are owed two majors -- to mayors jordan, brown, and newsom, and thank you to mr. elsbernd. we should all acknowledge the leadership of the late
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